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Valentine Bunting . Free Download

Around our house we love to make and put up bunting for different holidays. It is such a fun, whimsical and easy project to do with the kids…and it always looks great! In the past we have either found free downloads on the web for bunting designs, or followed a great tutorial, but this time I decided that I was going to create our own bunting…and then offer it as a download for anyone else!

I was looking through a number of craft blogs yesterday and got inspired by some cross-stitch designs I saw. The light bulb clicked! I will make a valentine’s day bunting with a cross-stitch feel. So instead of grabbing my needle and thread, I opened up my trusty Adobe Illustrator and got to work. I was really happy with the results. We hung it up in our main living room window yesterday, and love it!

There are 13 different “panels”, and you could use all of the to make a very eclectic bunting, or just use the words, just the hearts, or any combo of each! Have fun with it…

If you would like to use this for your home, it yours to download! CLICK HERE


[...] to really make more of the toys/crafts around our house. That was when I got the idea to do the Valentine’s Day Bunting…and I’ll attach one extra photo on here showing the beginnings of the next craft [...]

the new look of rojo foto//design

With many thanks to Luxecetera, rojo foto//design has a fantastic new look! When I started through this process with Luxecetera, I knew right off that this was going to go somewhere great. Each phone call got me so excited and pumped up about possibilities, ideas, uses for the new pieces, marketing, and on and on… Even before seeing the first round of concepts, I knew I had chosen the right design firm to help change the look of “rojo”.

This has been quite a process for me. I had to fight back some guilty feelings for not working on this myself. But I knew that first, I don’t have a lot of time to spend developing a brand for myself, and second, I could never please myself. Maybe I’m just a rarity…but somehow I doubt that. So I really wanted to convey to Ashley and her team what I was about, what I love, what I get inspired by, and they listened very carefully and intently.

One amazing moment of brilliance (because I think there were many) came when I got a phone call back from Ashley and she was telling me about the process of choosing the cricket to add to the branding. During our early conversations I talked about my background in music and how music is still a large part of my life, and so they wanted to add that into the brand in some way. To my relief they decided to not go the route of a bird sitting on a branch, but instead started to think of other “musical” things. When Ashley told me they had decided on a cricket, I knew that was going to be amazing! It is clever and unique, and I loved the subtlety of fitting this musical side of me into the branding.

Patterns, illustrations, fonts, colors, paper type, stamps, sizes, and so many other details were thought out and executed so wonderfully!

I could go on and on about Luxecetera! Seriously, if you are looking for branding…look no further.

So, I am proud to be able to show you guys some of the stuff that Ashely at Luxecetera worked up! Now…just shoot me an email to inquire about your wedding or portraits and you can get some “rojo” goodness in the mail!

Thank you to Ashley, Tyrie, Jo and the rest of the crew that I didn’t talk to at Luxecetera for such an awesome brand!

(PS…the logo is even going to be featured in the book Logo Lounge 6! How cool is that?!)

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Lightning Over Guadalajara

I was in Guadalajara, Mexico just a couple weeks back and the night before I returned home there was this amazing lightning storm. I had already gotten all of my bags packed and was about to get in bed (for my 3:30am alarm), but I knew that I had to go get some photos of this. Some of these images almost look like they are from outer space or some weird nebula. Just thought I would share.

Amazing Handmade Toys

We are always on the lookout for amazing handmade toys for the kids. It just so happens that Armadillo Dreams is giving away the bees toy below. All you have to do it go like their Facebook page and leave a comment! Good luck…and look how cool those other toys are as well!